We are thrilled to have several Greystone Hall weddings this year! It is absolutely West Chester’s best kept secret, and guests are always blown away to discover such a hidden gem hidden deep in the woods. We’ve been looking forward to Kristine and Sean’s wedding ever since their engagement session at Longwood Gardens (I mean, anytime our job involves beer and tree forts we know we’re on the right track!).
Kristine first met Sean when they worked together at a sports collectibles store in King of Prussia. She was transferred to another location, but kept in touch. About a year after first meeting, Sean asked if she wanted to see his friend’s band play, which turned into their first date and the rest is history! I love their proposal story: they started a tradition of visiting the Longwood Gardens holiday display every winter. One year, there was a torrential snowfall, but Sean insisted they go anyway. They basically had the entire grounds to themselves. Eventually they made their way to the conservatory, and after taking a picture in front of the grand fireplace Sean dropped to one knee and asked Kristine to marry him! Doesn’t that melt your heart?
A lot of people compare Greystone Hall to the Clue Mansion from the board game, and it’s a lot of fun when the bride and groom are sneaking around pre-ceremony trying to avoid each other. Especially in this case, since Lincoln had to coordinate the groomsmen for numerous trips to the mansion’s martini bar! Greystone Hall has a beautiful garden ceremony setup, and Sean’s jaw dropped when he first saw Kristine emerge from the mansion in her stunning wedding dress (always our favorite moment!). The family was so touched when they heard Kristine and Sean recite the same wedding vows that Kristine’s grandparents spoke many years ago. For portraits, we were the only lucky Greystone Hall wedding this year to have the azaleas in full bloom, and they were unbelievably gorgeous! The party moved back to Greystone’s large outdoor patio, which is always covered by an expansive white tent (which actually makes our photography lighting extremely lovely and consistent). The dancing seemed to get better with every martini, and we witnessed the most epic cake smash yet (Kristine is a trooper!). We love you Kristine and Sean! We can’t wait to see where your journey goes next!
Coordinator: Elizabeth Moag /// DJ: Ben and Dan Green /// Florist: Offshoots /// Caterer: Feastivities /// Dress: Tara Keely from La Bella Moda /// Invitations: DIY /// Cake: Bredenbeck’s /// Favors: Donations /// Table place settings and décor: Feastivities /// Shoes: Enzo Angiolini /// Make Up Artist: Angela Intravaia